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AFSC in the news

Aug 3, 2017
Reform Group Publishes Research On Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policy
(KJZZ)
According to new research conducted by the American Friends Service Committee, drug crimes are the single largest category of offense sending people to Arizona prisons.
Aug 3, 2017
Quaker group seeks drug-law reform, treatment to reduce prison populations
(Arizona Capitol Times)
More than one-fifth of Arizona prisoners are serving time for drug offenses, according to a new report from a justice reform group.
Aug 2, 2017
A Budget for the 99 Percent
(Truthout)
Opposing President Trump's draconian budget is not enough. We need to create viable alternatives.
Aug 2, 2017
Next GOP targets — education, housing, food ...
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Vital social programs are at risk under the proposed federal budget.
Aug 2, 2017
How Can We Get People with Disabilities Back to Work?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
"The Front Porch" radio show discusses barriers people with disabilities face when entering the workforce.
Aug 1, 2017
The violent policing of Black motherhood: How and why cops target mothers of color
(Salon)
There's a long history of police violence against Black mothers.
Jul 28, 2017
Border Angels: The Power of One
(San Diego Free Press)
A new book documents the challenges of crossing the border.
Jul 27, 2017
Are There Too Many Plea Deals?
(West VIrginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson and other commentators discuss the state of the justice system.
Jul 27, 2017
Investigation: Medical neglect at Hudson County jail alleged in death of detainee
(NorthJersey.com)
For years, complaints about human rights violations at the Hudson County Jail have been ignored.
Jul 27, 2017
ICE detains 3 more in Greensboro
(Greensboro News & Record)
Family and supporters of recently detained immigrants speak out about the consequences for their families and communities.
Jul 27, 2017
Supporters gather in response to men detained by ICE in Greensboro
(Triad City Beat)
Immigrant rights advocates protest the detention of three immigrants on their way to work.
Jul 26, 2017
Hawaii’s Nuclear Preparedness Is Same Old Fear Mongering
(Honolulu Civil Beat)
We should be pushing for rational diplomacy rather than returning to a Cold War mentality.
Jul 23, 2017
Guns, not just bullets, need Sig Sauer’s attention
(Concord Monitor)
Sig Sauer's trade agreements with Mexico contribute to deaths on both sides of the border.
Jul 20, 2017
Ralph Greene
(Maine Public Radio)
Ralph Greene reflects on his time working with AFSC during the period of the VIetnam War.
Jul 20, 2017
Is Trumpcare Dead? What It Means for West Virginia
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson weighs in on the health care debate.
Jul 19, 2017
Engagement With North Korea Works
(Common Dreams)
With a little will, both sides can take small steps to ratchet down the pressure — and avoid a catastrophic war.
Jul 16, 2017
McConnell’s wealth care bill still bad for nation
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The health care bill gives tax cuts to the wealthy while putting millions of people's health at risk.
Jul 16, 2017
Local immigration enforcement 'definitely on the uptick'
(The Gazette)
In Iowa, immigrants are targeted under new Trump policies.
Jul 14, 2017
Humanize not Militarize!
(Albany Times Union)
AFSC's Humanize Not Militarize exhibit comes to Albany.
Jul 13, 2017
Colorado Immigrants' rights advocates rally to protect DACA program
(NBC 9)
Eight Colorado organizations rallied in Denver in an effort to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Jul 11, 2017
In the 1980s, diversity meant more white immigrants
(Washington Post)
AFSC's Carly Goodman explains the history of the Visa lottery and the implications of the Muslim ban.
Jul 10, 2017
Colorado’s driver’s license program for immigrants already has problems, and they’re about to get worse
(Denver Post)
Colorado’s driver’s license program for undocumented people faces roadblocks and funding shortfalls.
Jul 10, 2017
Second Chance for Employment Act takes effect in West Virginia
(West Virginia Metro News)
A new law in West Virginia will allow some people with felony convictions to have their sentences reduced.
Jul 6, 2017
‘Shovel This’ Pulls Most Garlic
(Rio Grande Sun)
A local garlic festival highlights sustainable farming in New Mexico.
Jul 6, 2017
Sin abogado ante un juez: el drama de los inmigrantes que enfrentan la deportación
(Univision)
Mientras Trump dirige más recursos para deportar personas, la mayoría de indocumentados procesados enfrentan sus casos sin un asesor legal, lo cual aumenta sus probabilidades de sufrir injusticias.

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